Nick Bibby

Nick Bibby was born in County Durham, England in 1960 and spent much of his childhood wandering the Lake District and Cumbria and developing his abiding love of nature and wildlife.

‘I love to sculpt wildlife, to try to capture the character and vitality of the subject as I observe it going about its daily business.’

Bibby has always been fascinated by the natural world. His talent was evident at an early age, largely self taught, he began sculpting commercially at sixteen.

He followed various successful vocations: director of a leading miniature figurines company, chief design consultant for a French art company and sculptor and model maker for television and stills advertising in London.

Bibby returned to his first love the natural world and  began  casting into bronze in 1992, his precisely executed animal studies have since become collectors’ items.

His unrivalled ability to render natural textures of feather and fur in wax and clay is exemplified by a series of reconstructions of extinct animals of the Mascarene Islands. These are part of a major project in collaboration with Pangolin Editions and the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation. More information can be found at (see Related Links at foot of page).

One of Nick's recent commissions is a life-size 'Emperor Penguin'. This charismatic sculpture greets visitors in the foyer of The Wilson Gallery and Museum in Cheltenham, representing the importance of Edward Wilson in Scott's Antarctic expeditions and the Wilson family's role in the founding of the Museum.

With subjects ranging widely, from small to monumental, Bibby’s sculptures are owned and admired by an ever growing number of Collectors worldwide. Most notably  a commission from the prestigious Ivy League University, Brown, to sculpt a monumental, fifteen foot, Kodiak Brown Bear (the university’s mascot) which now stands outside the Nelson Fitness Centre, Ittleson Quad, on their campus in Providence, Rhode Island. Aptly titled ‘Indomitable’, the giant bear was installed in 2013.

Nick Bibby
Nick Bibby